Two Languages? I’m Worried it will Confuse my Child… 

By Rouzan Dishoian MS, CF SLP One of the most common questions SLPs get from parents is “Does speaking two languages confuse my child?” We largely see this misconception in multilingual families that speaking more than one language is causing language delay in their child. However, there is no evidence to support this idea. Contrastingly, […]

Speech Sound Development 

By Madison Gwizdalski MS, CCC-SLP Do you ever have a difficult time understanding what your child is saying? Do you find them making mistakes for specific sounds? Maybe those speech errors that you thought were cute when they were younger are getting…. not so cute? Let’s check out what speech sound development looks like in […]

Say What You Want Them to Say!

Occupational Therapy Parent Coaching

Rouzan Dishoian MS, CF SLP Does your child repeat long phrases after you but will not use words to communicate? This is called Echolalia.  By definition, echolalia is the repetition of words, phrases, or sentences previously heard with the same exact intonation pattern. Echolalia has two types: immediate echolalia, when the child repeats the word […]

What is Stuttering?

Stuttering boy

By Madison Gwizdalski MS-CCC, SLP All of us experience moments of disfluency in our speech. Do you remember a time when you felt stuck or stuttered on a word you were trying to say? Children especially experience these moments as they are learning to speak… but when does normal disfluency cross over into a reason […]

Communication Temptation

By Deanna Sargsyan MS, CF-SLP As a parent, you are your child’s interpreter. You know when they’re hungry, when they want to take a nap, or when they want their favorite toy. But let’s take a step back for one minute. If we were to hand our child their favorite toy before tucking them in […]

Does my Child have Speech and Language Difficulties?

One of the most common questions we get as speech therapists is… “is my child normal?” Between the internet, social media, and talking amongst your friends, it can be difficult to filter out exactly what your child should be doing and when they should be doing it. Introduction: Understanding Speech Delays and Disorders Let’s chat […]